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. let's go to another key state. let's cross to florida and join john who's in tampa. john, hello. >> jane, thank you very much. if this seems a rather unlikely place to be a doing of series outside the live aquarium, you can see from the signs, tomorrow this becomes a polling station. let's talk for a moment about early voting here in this state because the numbers are staggering. here in this county which is the most keenly fought of all the counties, a record 41% of people have cast their ballots over the weekend, as we found out. saturday in tampa, florida, these people are lining up to vote. so popular has early voting proved that democrats wanted it extended into sunday and today. the republican governor said no, and so with exos of 12 years ago when the entire presidential election was decided on disputed ballots from here, the lines are waiting. >> it just kills me as an american to try to prevent someone from voting. that's one of the most important things that makes america great. >> the thinking is that early voting favors the democrats. blue collar workers in poor area
new york, south carolina and florida. now it's in colorado, is obama or romney going to take it? you find too often that people don't realize the latino vote is undersampled when it comes to polling. i think we'll see a lot of surprises tonight. >> well that's surprising, because you have rattled off a bit about the states. and there's a state with more than a million latino voters. on election day you have 2.4 million latinos that have come to -- of age to vote. that's three electoral seats. also because there's such an extreme view that's been taken by republicans that latinos feel like they have no choice but to go democratic. because of the tone republican party has taken in the last year and a half over the latino voter, they feel they have no choice but to go to the democratic party. let's not forget that president bush realized he had to have a tempered tone when it came to the latino people, so he won with a very heavy support by latinos. >> and he has been all over the networks, >> right behind his mom. >> the whole biden family. voting in delaware. we're talking to maria. t
with military families at the u.s. base in tampa, florida. but she's also a key player in the scandal surrounding general petraeus who resigned as director of the c.i.a. last week. it was kelly's complaints about alleged emails, from general petraeus's biographer that prompted an investigation. officials then discovered there has been an extramarital affair. they searched paula's house on monday night. it's clear that with another general in the frame, the investigation is not over. general petraeus is said to be devastated by his fall from grace. today, the u.s. defense secretary said the general's decision to resign from the c.i.a. was the right one. >> i think he took the right step. and i think it's important when you're director of the the c.i.a. with all the challenges that come with that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> washington has been rocked by this crisis at the top of america's military machine. there are many lurking questions. in particular, why the white house only learned of the investigation last week and whether national security was pu
has proved very tight, standing at the moment, without the result from florida, 50.2% of the american people supported barack obama, 48.3% for his challenger, mitt romney. we will bring in more electoral votes once the results come through. if we look at the u.s. congress, meanwhile, republicans maintained control of the lower house, democrats have kept their majority in the upper house. this is how those electoral votes stack up, state-by-state. mitt romney, 206 electoral votes, president obama, 303. compared to the last election, president obama 1365 electoral votes, john mccain won on hundred 73. back then, we should say that he won n.c. and indiana, but those states went to mitt romney this time around. let's get the full story of the night from our washington correspondent. >> the first family, stepping out to a second term. to the strains of signed, sealed, committed. looking forward to the inspiration from the voters. >> you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have to pick ourselves up, we have fought our way
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